Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Mathilda f. Old High German, Old Saxon maht 'might' + Old High German hiltja 'battle'.

The name of a 9th C Frankish saint, an 11th C Holy Roman Empress, an 11th C queen consort of England, two 12th C queens of England, a 12th C queen of Portugal, a 12th C German saint, a 13th C queen consort of Denmark, and a 13th C German saint.

Brabant
Latin
1312 Machtildis (gen) JeanIII p. 18, Mathildis (nom) ibid. p. 15
Czech Republic
Latin
1358 Mechthilta (abl) chlumecky 236, p. 31
England
Latin
1185x1186 Matildis (nom) PR-XXXVI p. 9; 1189 Mactild (nom) GASurv p. 197, Madhald (nom) ibid. p. 141, Mahald (nom) ibid. p. 124, Mahalt (nom) ibid. p. 136, Mahtild (nom) ibid. p. 181, Mahtildis (nom) ibid. p. 119, Matillide (gen) ibid. p. 120, Matillis (nom) ibid. p. 87; 1222 Machilda (nom) StPaulDom p. 36, Matilda (nom) ibid. p. 10, Matildis (nom) ibid. p. 36, machtild (gen) ibid. p. 6, machtilda (nom) ibid. p. 49, machtilde (gen) ibid. p. 85, matilde (gen) ibid. p. 25; 1246 Matillis (nom) PSS-II p. 7; 1279–80 Matilda (nom) WaHR-SK p. 35, Matilde (dat) ibid. p. 37, Matilla (nom) ibid. p. 63, Matillda (nom) ibid. p. 60, Matille (gen) ibid. p. 51; 1300 Matilda (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 232; 1321 Matillis (nom) EL-2 p. 162; 1340xc1450 Mathildis (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 81, Matilda (nom) ibid. p. 2, Matildis (nom) ibid. p. 47; 1377 Matilda (nom) FenPT-2 p. 4, Molda (nom) ibid. p. 5, Moldys (gen) ibid. p. 4; 1381 Mateldis (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 119, Matelldis (nom) ibid. p. 119, Matilda (nom) FenPT-2 p. 6, Matilde (abl) Suffolk1381 p. 89, Matildis (nom) ibid. p. 68, Matilldis (nom) ibid. p. 97; 1406 Matildi (dat) EEW p. 14; 1408 Matildem (acc) ibid. p. 16; 1417–18 Matildam (acc) ibid. p. 38, Matilde (dat) ibid. p. 38; 1427 Matildis (gen) WillsInv LIII; 1435 Matildæ (dat) ibid. LVII; 1485–1486 Matilda (abl) CovGuild-2 p. 66; 1560 Mawde (nom) Chst-1 p. 10; 1562 Mawde (nom) ibid. p. 10; 1568 matilda (nom) ibid. p. 11; 1571 Matilda (nom) ibid. p. 12
Middle English
1406 Maude EEW p. 13, Mawde ibid. p. 13; 1408 Mavde ibid. p. 15, Mawd ibid. p. 16, Mawde ibid. p. 15; 1411 Mawde ibid. p. 19; 1427 Malde WillsInv LII; 1431 Maude EEW p. 88; 1433 Maude ibid. p. 95; 1434 Maut ibid. p. 102
Early Modern English
1529 Mawde CovGuild-2 p. 83; 1530 Malde LIWill-III p. 47, Mawd ibid. p. 54, Mawde ibid. p. 45; 1530/31 Mawde ibid. p. 94; 1544 Mawde WillsInv XCI, Mawt BarnstapleBap p. 4; 1551 Maude BEmar-vol1 p. 4; 1552 Mawt BarnstapleBap p. 7; 1553 Maude DEmar-vol1 p. 80; 1555 Mawt BarnstapleBap p. 9; 1558 Matild bruton-vol1 p. 110, Matilde ibid. p. 29, Maude BEmar-vol1 p. 6, Mawld RegSASel p. 2; 1560 Maude BEmar-vol1 p. 6, COmar-vol2 p. 47; 1562 Maud COmar-vol5 p. 2, Redruth-Co p. 6, StAnthonlin p. 15; 1563 Matilde bruton-vol1 p. 33, Maude Redruth-Co p. 6; 1564 Moud COmar-vol5 p. 125; 1565 Maud ibid. p. 3, Moud ibid. p. 3; 1568 Maude Redruth-Co p. 6; 1569 Maud BEmar-vol2 p. 54, Maulde RegFord p. 1; 1571 Maud COmar-vol5 p. 4; 1572 Maud ibid. p. 126; 1573 Mawde COmar-vol2 p. 121; 1575 Matilda Chst-1 p. 12, Maude BEmar-vol1 p. 9, Moud COmar-vol5 p. 5, mawde Chst-1 p. 12; 1576 Matilda BUmar-vol1 p. 131, Mawte DEmar-vol1 p. 83; 1577 Maude BEmar-vol2 p. 129; 1578 Maude ibid. p. 69; 1581 Moud COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1582 Moude ibid. p. 6; 1583 Maud DEmar-vol2 p. 9; 1584 Maude BEmar-vol1 p. 11, Mawde ibid. p. 11, Moud COmar-vol5 p. 7; 1586 Maud DEmar-vol2 p. 12; 1587 Maud ibid. p. 14; 1588 Maude Bar-in-El p. 26; 1589 Mawde COmar-vol2 p. 123; 1590 Maud DEmar-vol2 p. 22, Mawde BEmar-vol1 p. 14; 1591 Maude BEmar-vol2 p. 69, DEmar-vol2 p. 22; 1592 Maud ibid. p. 25; 1593/4 Maud HAmar-vol9 p. 92; 1593 Maude bruton-vol1 p. 10; 1594 Maud DEmar-vol2 p. 29; 1595 Maud ibid. p. 31, Maude BEmar-vol2 p. 4; 1596 Maud DEmar-vol2 p. 34, Moud COmar-vol5 p. 10; 1598 Maud DEmar-vol2 p. 38, Maude BEmar-vol1 p. 17; 1599 Maude DEmar-vol2 p. 41
France
Latin
1060 Mateldis (gen) CartNDSaintes XIX; 1147 Matholde (abl) clairvaux-12thc 15, Matoldis (nom) ibid. 14; 1151 Matildi (abl) ibid. 23, Matildis (gen) ibid. 23; 1163 Matildis (gen) ibid. 99; 1163–64 Mathildis (nom) ibid. 106, Matildis (nom) ibid. 108; 1164 Mathildis (nom) ibid. 120, Matildis (nom) ibid. 120; 1179 Mattilde (abl) ibid. 170; 1214 Mathildis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp CXLI; 1244 Matildis (nom) NDParisII 2-CVII; 1258 Mathildis (abl) ArrestReg-volI X, BMV, Matildim (acc) ibid. XXII, Pentecost, Matildis (nom) ibid. XXII, Pentecost; 1260 Matildis (nom) ibid. VI, Pentecost, Matilla (nom) ibid. XI, Pentecost; 1301 Malthidis (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 244, Mathildis (gen) ibid. p. 245, Mathilidis (nom) ibid. p. 257; 1313 Mathildis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXXVIII; 1378 Mathildis (gen) hanquetvol1 2085
Old French
1296 Maheut paris1296 p. 3; 1301 Mahaut (obl) MemPic-vol17 p. 291; 1313 Maheut Paris1313 p. 8; 1327 Maheut MemDocMan-2 p. 181
Middle French
1421 Mehault favier p. 160; 1438 Mahault ibid. 242
Germany
Latin
1010 Mechtilde (abl) quix-vol1 84; 1231 Methildis (nom) hennes-vol1 86; 1256 Methildis (nom) ibid. 158; 1261 Mechtildis (abl) ibid. 192
Middle High German
1360 Mecze (nom) UrkHess-3 995
Ireland
Early Modern English
1539/40 Matilda Fiants-1 89
Italy
Latin
1261 Mehthildim (acc) FRA-XXXL 209
Latvia
Latin
1327 Mechtildis (nom) RigSB 210
The Netherlands
Latin
1324 mechthyldis (gen) GesOIJ-1 p. 299
Scotland
Latin
1107x1117 Mathildis (gen) ESC XXXIII; c1117 Mathildis (gen) ibid. XXIX; c1120 Matilde (abl) ibid. XXXV; 1123 Matildis (gen) ibid. XLVI; 1124 Matildis (nom) ibid. L; 1376 Matilda (nom) morton-vol1 16, Matilde (gen) ibid. 16
Wales
Early Modern English
1578 Malt RegLlantrithyd p. 61; 1593 Mallt ibid. p. 34; 1595 Maud ibid. p. 34
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Mathilda". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Mathilda.